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post #41 of 113 Old 01-21-2013, 11:22 AM
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I guess I'm not seeing why this is such a BIG DEAL to you, OP. So what if people want to wear certain things and pretend to be what they're not? How does this affect you in any way, shape or form? If they're poseurs, nobody will be fooled.

Plus, you're being awfully narrow minded and judgey pants about something that really doesn't concern you.

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post #42 of 113 Old 01-21-2013, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by AlottaBitCountry View Post

this is the last time im going to say that its not what a person wears that makes them country or not, its the motive BEHIND it. You like to dress cute and country, so be it so do alot of people including country girls and not country girls.

BUT, when you wear this **** just to pretend your country or use your little props to act like your country is where i draw the line.

I swear if someone wants to post on this again without reading whats being said, then keep your two cents and ill delete the whole post because apparently you dont give a rat enough to read the whole conversations.

Its one thing to make an opinion and its another to make an opinion when you dont even know whats going on or whats being said.

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post #43 of 113 Old 01-21-2013, 12:11 PM
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I wear cowboy boots all the time, but never for riding because I ride English. But I'll never wear my English boots out in public unless I'm going riding because they aren't comfortable. But cowboy boots? Oh yeah, daily. But I'm not some rodeo queen, although most people think I am, and sometimes it's better to just say, "Yeah, I ride." than explain the difference between English and western to people that aren't horsey.
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post #44 of 113 Old 01-21-2013, 12:40 PM
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I don't see the big deal here... yeah, girls dress up, so what if they don't ride a horse or can muck a stall without screaming "Ew"?

I like wearing short shorts in the summer, a plaid shirt, my cowboy boots, it's just my "style" when I am not in work clothes. Yup, at country concerts I've seen the girls that are obviously dressing that way cause it's "hot", but who cares? Girls will be girls. Just look the other way?

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post #45 of 113 Old 01-21-2013, 01:07 PM
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I suppose you should come on out here and inform my cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, goats and horses that their owner needs to move to the city because based on *your* opinion I'm not *Country*.

I own tiny lil shorts and yes, I look awfully darn cute in them on my 4wheeler, tractor and lawn mower. I take a shower and do my hair every single morning before heading outside to do chores and I certainly don't look like a dirty slob when I head to town. I have boots and jeans that have NEVER been anywhere near the pigpen, barn or cow pasture. I even own a Carhartt jacket that's never been within 300 yards of an animal other then my quite clean dog.

Why should I look like a downtrodden, dirty slob while doing chores?

Teens next door came over Saturday to butcher turkeys with me. I was told "But you look too NICE AND CLEAN" to be helping... but they got over it and laughed along with me when I ended up with blood spattered on me. Same teens couldn't believe I didn't give a hoot about dropping the turkey into my "perfectly white" sink....

All the blood is long off my jeans/boots and my sink is just as white as before.

"Country" does not mean SLOB!

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post #46 of 113 Old 01-21-2013, 01:40 PM
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people cant help that they werent born in the country ! my goodness, i know so many people who have you attitude !

why cant people wear what they want ? im from the city, what if i told you that you couldnt dress up because youre just a country girl you should be wearing jeans ?

im sorry, but that attitude is just ridiculous and it drives me crazy !
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Well, I read the first post (fully, yes I did concentrate, I didn't skim it) and I thought "Wow! That's an awful lot of anger directed at perfect strangers who 'dare' to play dress up in the clothes that you wear." So, these people can't ride horses, or mend cars, or don't spend their waking hours working on a ranch. So what! I honestly don't think they dress up and have photos taken so that they can steal some of the kudos that you have earned through doing the above mentioned tasks.

If my son wants to dress up as an astronaut and have his picture taken I won't criticise him because he hasn't been to the moon.

If half the female teenage population of the Western world (in the global sense not the cowboy sense) get into the fashion of wearing leggings under skirts I don't shout at them and call them fakes because they weren't born into an Islamic culture.

And when my office-dwelling, soft-handed, non riding husband buys a pair of cowboy boots in his first six months of living in Alberta it's not because he wants to pretend to be a cowboy. It's because he thinks they are great looking.

Then I did properly read the entire thread.

Originally Posted by AlottaBitCountry View Post
its not what a person wears that makes them country or not, its the motive BEHIND it. You like to dress cute and country, so be it so do alot of people including country girls and not country girls.

BUT, when you wear this **** just to pretend your country or use your little props to act like your country is where i draw the line. .
I really really don't know how you can judge other people's motives for dressing a certain way. To dress as a policeman in order to perpetrate a robbery is a crime. To dress as a doctor in order to get in to a restricted area of a hospital to steal drugs is also wrong.

But to dress as a cowgirl because you like the look....? No bad motive there.

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Meh, it's just fashion. There's far worse things in the world to have a meltdown over.

I ride English, I wear cowboys boots almost daily. I like how they look and they are comfy. I really don't much care what anyone thinks of this, or any other of my fashion choices.
If I am going to watch a rodeo, I'll put on a cute dress and my boots. Who are you to assume that I am not horsey?
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Being irritated with other girls dressing "country" or posing on a 4 wheeler with a rifle just oozes with insecurity.
Not sure how old you are, but you need to be ok with who you are, not what someone else is posing to be. If someone wants to buy someone elses trophy buckle off of Ebay and sport it -pretending they won it, it wont take very long for for anyone to know they bought it.
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post #50 of 113 Old 01-21-2013, 03:08 PM
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Pictures of the kind the OP is talking about are usually a reflection of those used by advertisers to sell . You know, like to sell cars or motor oil or guns or tractors; things that primarily men buy. What does the man want to see? A sexy woman, and by showing "daisy mae" next to the truck, the man who is looking to buy a truck and sees that Advertisement will subliminally feel he is getting her, too. Advertisers do this all the time.

So, this image gets coined and is copied. I can understand how irksome it would be, especially to "average" women, who actually do put their head under the hood of a truck .

But, I am a city girl, born and bred. I love country things, but I have no idea how to fix a truck or ride a quad or kill and prep a turkey. But, I do love my cowboy boots! and I even wear a cowboy hat from time to time and it looks dandy on me. country folks should be flattered that their "style" is mimiced.
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